You might not think it to look at it, but this is actually an all-new car. The Subaru XV is the second outing for the company's new snappily-titled Subaru Global Platform, set to form the basis of all new future models. That all sounds great, of course, and although it looks like Subaru went to all that effort and then plonked the same car on top of it all, there are actually quite a few changes.
Originally launched in the UK in 2012, the Subaru XV is a sort of anti-hero for the crossover market. Revised for 2014 with engine, suspension and interior tweaks, we test Subaru's somewhat quirky answer to the burgeoning compact SUV market.
The Subaru XV has received a £2,300 price cut across the range. The company says the reduction has been possible thanks to favourable currency exchange rates. Prices now start from £18,995 for the 1.6 S.